2018 Performances

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2018 Performance Calendar



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WQXR Young Artists Showcase

Date:Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Now in its 40th year on WQXR, New York City's only classical music radio station, Young Artists Showcase seeks out and displays the talents of young emerging artists. Long-time host Robert Sherman brings his much-admired show to Brevard to highlight BMC student musicians. (Live show will be taped for future broadcast.) More Info

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Conrad Tao plays Beethoven

Date:Friday, July 20, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Lauded as "the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music" (New York Magazine), virtuosic pianist Conrad Tao returns to Brevard with the always energetic and compelling conductor, Rune Bergmann. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Brahms Double

Date:Saturday, July 21, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Featuring an international roster of acclaimed musicians, this "titanic work" of Brahms ranks among the finest entries in the great repertoire of 19th-century concertos. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Pines of Rome

Date:Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

An inspired afternoon infused with the sounds of Respighi's four-movement tone poem for orchestra (depicting pine trees in four locations in Rome at different times of the day) and Waxman's virtuoso showpiece (based on themes from the opera Carmen). Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 23, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:TCL

College division students perform chamber music at Brevard’s Transylvania County Library.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Arensky Piano Trio

Date:Monday, July 23, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

Inspired by his Russian compatriots Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, Anton Arensky's Piano Trio No. 1 is a rhapsodic memorial to Karl Davidoff—the man regarded as the founder of the Russian school of cello playing. At times lyrical, elegiac, and full of bravura, Arensky's charming trio provides the cello a prominent and soaring role. More Info

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New Music

Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

Free Event

The U.S. Army Woodwind Quintet 'Pershing's Own'

Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:SA

One of the Army's premiere and most sought-after chamber ensembles, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet "Pershing's Own" brings its distinctively beautiful sound to Straus Auditorium for an inspiring evening of music. More Info

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Schumann Piano Trio No. 1

Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

Intensely personal, and at times brooding and turbulent, Robert Schumann's Piano Trio No. 1 stands as a definitive statement in Romantic chamber music. Often symphonic in nature, Schumann's masterpiece explores the ranges, colors, and rhythmic vibrancy of the violin, cello, and piano, for which it is written. More Info

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Bernstein's Candide

Date:Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Here in Brevard, "in this best of all possible worlds," be dazzled by Leonard Bernstein's exuberant American Broadway musical comedy filled with fun and frolic. Based on Voltaire's satirical story and featuring the arias "Glitter and Be Gay" and the finale "Make Our Garden Grow." Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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Program of Song

Date:Friday, July 27, 2018

Time:4:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

High school voice students in recital.

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Tchaikovsky 4

Date:Friday, July 27, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Tchaikovsky's urgent and fateful work unfolds on the WPA stage, led by "one of the finest conductors of her generation" (New York Times), BMC Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta. But first, Asheville-native and Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Noah Bendix-Balgley, returns for the Brevard premiere of his original klezmer concerto. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Bernstein's Candide

Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time:2:00 p.m.

Venue:PC

Here in Brevard, "in this best of all possible worlds," be dazzled by Leonard Bernstein's exuberant American Broadway musical comedy filled with fun and frolic. Based on Voltaire's satirical story and featuring the arias "Glitter and Be Gay" and the finale "Make Our Garden Grow." Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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Time for Three

Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Defying traditional genre classification, this classically trained American string trio performs Bach to Brahms and beyond alongside an uncommon mix of bluegrass, folk tunes and ingenuous mash-ups of hits by The Beatles, Justin Timberlake and more. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Soloists of Tomorrow

Date:Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Always the not-to-be-missed concert of the season! Celebrate BMC's mission and the next generation of classical musicians as we shine a spotlight on our most talented young students—all winners of the prestigious Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Supersonic

Date:Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Hypnotic rhythms and spectacular, syncopated drumming combine for a mesmerizing evening of family fun! BMC's percussion students and faculty don't miss a beat in this energetic concert for music-lovers of all ages. More Info

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BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 30, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:TCL

College division students perform chamber music at Brevard’s Transylvania County Library.

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Noah Bendix-Balgley & Friends

Date:Monday, July 30, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

World-renowned violinist Noah Bendix-Bagley is joined by his Berlin Philharmonic colleague hornist Stefan de Leval Jezierski and BMC artist faculty pianist Norman Krieger in the incomparable Brahms Horn Trio. Noah also teams with his BMC friends in a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's exuberant String Quintet No. 2. More Info

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BMC Piano Competition Finals

Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Time:7:00 p.m.

Venue:PC

The future stars of tomorrow take the stage in this inspired competition, featuring BMC's gifted high school and college pianists.

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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Brevard Camerata

Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Small in size, but big in sound, Brevard's conductorless chamber orchestra offers thoughtful interpretations of baroque, classical, and contemporary works. More Info

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Sondheim on Sondheim

Date:Thursday, August 2, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. More Info

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New Music

Date:Friday, August 3, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

Free Event

Piccolo Opera

Date:Friday, August 3, 2018

Time:4:30 p.m.

Venue:SA

High school voice students present opera scenes.

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The Planets

Date:Friday, August 3, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A truly magical evening under the stars…and among the planets! Enduringly popular and widely performed, each of the seven movements of this orchestral suite reflects Holst's interpretation of a planet within the Solar System. Multi-media visuals provided by Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Date:Saturday, August 4, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Inspired by a "promenade" through the exhibition of artist and close friend Victor Hartmann, each movement in Mussorgsky's rhythmic, powerful masterpiece depicts one of ten distinctively different paintings. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Season Finale: Bernstein's Mass

Date:Sunday, August 5, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Imagined by Bernstein "not as a concert, but a fully staged dramatic pageant," this multi-faceted theatre piece for musicians, singers, and dancers premiered at the 1971 inauguration of the Kennedy Center. Join us as Keith Lockhart, BMCO, and hundreds of artists fill the WPA stage in final tribute to Bernstein's enduring legacy and centennial. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC Presents: Béla Fleck's Blue Ridge Banjo Concert

Date:Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Considered by many to be the world's premier banjo player, the 15-time Grammy® Award-winner marks the culmination of his inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp at Brevard Music Center with a very special, finale concert. Produced in collaboration with Mountain Song Productions. More Info

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